WaPo: CIA asked AP not to expose Yemen terror plot bust until White House was ready to crow about it publicly

posted at 2:01 pm on May 16, 2013 by Allahpundit

The whole point of Holder’s presser on Tuesday, I thought, was to stress that the DOJ had to take extraordinary action in subpoenaing the AP’s phone records because the leak itself was so extraordinary. The clear impression was that the AP’s story had put the public in danger by compromising operations in Yemen, therefore the DOJ had to go the extra mile in finding out which national-security official had blabbed. Direct quote from Holder:

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added. “It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole.”

Fast-forward to today. Was the public ever actually at risk? Why, no, says WaPo. In fact, the AP held the story for days so as not to jeopardize U.S. counterterror ops, and only went ahead and published after the CIA assured them that there was no longer a risk. Nothing was compromised. Maybe Holder simply meant that the leak could have put the public at risk had the AP published right away, but WaPo seems to have another theory about why the White House was so angry afterward:

For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day.

The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday

Now, some members of Congress and media advocates are questioning why the administration viewed the leak that led to the May 7 AP story as so grave.

The AP was prepared to publish on May 2, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the Bin Laden killing, but held off at the CIA’s request for security reasons. A few days later, there were no more security reasons — but there was a political reason:

When the journalists rejected a plea to hold off longer, the CIA then offered a compromise. Would they wait a day if AP could have the story exclusively for an hour, with no government officials confirming it for that time?

The reporters left the meeting to discuss the idea with their editors. Within an hour, an administration official was on the line to AP’s offices.

The White House had quashed the one-hour offer as impossible. AP could have the story exclusively for five minutes before the White House made its own announcement. AP then rejected the request to postpone publication any longer.

Am I understanding that correctly? The CIA went on bargaining with the AP after the security worries had evaporated, purely in the interest of preventing the administration from being scooped on its glorious “plot foiled” announcement the next day? (John Brennan ended up on “Good Morning, America” the next morning to crow about the intel victory.) And when the AP didn’t comply — even though it had been, apparently, entirely cooperative up to that point — the DOJ went hunting for its phone records without so much as a polite request first? Also, who was the “administration official” in the White House that couldn’t wait more than five whole minutes after the news broke for Team Obama to take credit, six months out from an election?

The Right Sphere, writing about this same story, comments, “Stealing the Obama administration’s thunder is now grounds for secret subpoenas on the press.” What’s going on here?

Update: To repeat a point made above, and needless to say, it’s perfectly defensible to pursue a leaker even if the leak didn’t end up jeopardizing national security. No harm was done this time thanks to the AP’s discretion, but the same leaker might come back to bite U.S. intelligence in the future. The real questions here are (1) why was the CIA bargaining for more time with the AP after the national-security threat had passed, (2) why was the mysterious White House official so determined not to give the AP a scoop of more than five minutes, despite their cooperation in holding the story, and (3) why wasn’t the AP asked for its phone records first before a subpoena was filed? I understand why the DOJ might not want to tip them off, but they’d been agreeable to the CIA in not publishing on May 2. There was no accommodation at all that could be made with them, even in the form of prompt notice?


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Yup…

Even the LIPs (Low Information Providers) are starting to ‘out’ Obama.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Because democrats don’t politicize national security or something…

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The Right Sphere, writing about this same story, comments, “Stealing the Obama administration’s thunder is now grounds for secret subpoenas on the press.” What’s going on here?

Sounds like their M.O. You go against the wishes or beliefs of this administration, and they will use the full power of the federal government(legally or illegally) to destroy you or if you’re lucky merely to make your life a living hell.

Doughboy on May 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Cripe

Its always about the O

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

You don’t steal thunder… from a God!!!

Ukiah on May 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Please, give this new information LEGS!!!

This total BULL about grave security concerns is making the rounds per the Soros crowd, take it to them!!!

JusDreamin on May 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added. “It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole.”

“This is so big and so serious, I took myself out of the loop and let my assistant Attorney General be in charge of it.”

Does this make any sense?

portlandon on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

The CIA went on bargaining with the AP after the security worries had evaporated, purely in the interest of preventing the administration from being scooped on its glorious “plot foiled” announcement the next day?

Some Boston marathon watchers are unavailable for comment.

Electrongod on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Doughboy ding ding ding

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

“Stealing the Obama administration’s thunder is now grounds for secret subpoenas on the press.”

Well of course. We were at risk of not having yet another reason to bow down and worship our Dear Liar.

This guy is going the full North Korea.

rbj on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Corrupt to the core. We deserve better.

Punchenko on May 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

What would a democratically elected dictator wannabe do?

mmmmmmmm…….

PappyD61 on May 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added. “It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole.”

It was so frickin’ HUGE that I completely and totally never had anything to do with the investigation into how the AP got the secret information about it. Because I totally recused myself, to myself. It was that secret. And I never asked another soul about who might be checking into this or where they were looking. So you have to ask, I dunno, whoever was in charge of this super secret, totally huge deal.

Lily on May 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

This is making my head spin.
If the lapdog media weren’t ready to bite the hand that feeds them yesterday, they ought to be livid today.
Is this as petty as it sounds or am I reading it wrong?

ORconservative on May 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Charlatanic thugs run America, something btw. Russia of today and the former USSR.

World laughs at the US, for 1001 reasons.

The US has lost the last shred of moral authority.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Drip, drip, drip…or in this case gush, gush, gush. Time to impeach.

Jackalope on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

“What’s going on here?”

It’s called ‘tyranny‘…

tyr·an·ny/ˈtɪrəni/ Show Spelled [tir-uh-nee]

noun, plural tyr·an·nies.

1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. Synonyms: despotism, absolutism, dictatorship.

2. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler.

3. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler.

4. oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.

5. undue severity or harshness.

… It’s paradise, isn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

These Capos were NOT democratically elected.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

So Holder lies again.

There is no justification for the phone record seizures.

Jail Time For Holder.

TerryW on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Well isn’t that just loverly?

A grave threat to National Security which was… beating the Administration to publication.

I guess now all ‘scoops’ must have WH vetting, huh?

ajacksonian on May 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Media, may Obama destroy you in full, you idiots of the world.

YOU let this charlatnic narcissistic thug get away for years. YOU all deserve to suffocate from eating his shit, not Beluga caviar, you imbeciles.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added.

ROFLMAO.

What about Barky, himself, leaking all sorts of national security secrets (of both the US and our allies)? What about crowing about Stuxnet in order to inform the world of its existence and who was responsible? What about barky and Holder and the criminal junta providing terrorists with private info on interrogators? How about Barky telling the world the size of our nuclear arsenal (that he is dismantling on his own demented whim) and the size of the British nuke arsenal?

And on and on. People forget a lot of those leaks that Barky had come directly from the Oval Office in order to show that he was such a “tough guy”. He should have been impeached, prosecuted and jailed for all of those … in addition to the list of tens of other impeachable acts the Ineligible Indonesian Imbecile has committed. But, he was saved by his skin and the cowardice of the House GOP.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Irony continues. Now Obama wants a federal press shield las.

Idiot, they are protected by the 1st. YOU are the ‘constitutional scholar’, you moron on display.

The presser today was a display in obfuscation and idiocy. It’s a shame that any world leader will stand next and get dirtied by these amoral goofs.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

What’s going on here?

Banana republic, with a tinpot dictator in charge.

I can’t believe our country has let this go on so long… though I do see some signs of righteous indignation in the populace. Hope we can turn it around, with enough passion to be effective but enough wisdom to preserve the republic…

cs89 on May 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

You lie!

I have full confidence in holder
-obama

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Media, may Obama destroy you in full, you idiots of the world.

YOU let this charlatnic narcissistic thug get away for years. YOU all deserve to suffocate from eating his shit, not Beluga caviar, you imbeciles.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM

This goes for the Republican Party also.

oldroy on May 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

All is fair in love and war AND in adoration of the Obamassiah!

GarandFan on May 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Man did Dennis Miller ever nail it last night with the ass kissing comment.

DanMan on May 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added. “It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole.”

“This is so big and so serious, I took myself out of the loop and let my assistant Attorney General be in charge of it.”

Does this make any sense?

portlandon on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

It does if you’re smokin Crack.

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

A few prog bobbleheads are trying float that tea party groups had it coming or something but the overall beat continues on. Wow, this if from the WP.

mwbri on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Lesson of the Week: Big Brother can will turn on you.

It just a matter of time. The reason is NEVER in doubt – liberal politics prevails over everything else. And with this administration, the narcissist in chief gets bragging rights to everything that polishes his “halo” and denial rights to everything else.

FLASHBACK: Anyone else recall the agreement the WH struck with the intelligence community and the special operations command about not saying a word about the details of the bin Laden raid? How long did that embargo on sensitive information last before both Obama and Biden starting bragging about the whats and hows? I believe Gates was reported as having sent an email to the players to just “STFU!” So much for this administration’s “national security concerns”. Pffft.

in_awe on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

Wonder if he regrets this part of his commencement speech.

tru2tx on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Irony continues. Now Obama wants a federal press shield law.

Idiot, they are protected by the 1st. YOU are the ‘constitutional scholar’, you moron on display.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Well … Barky’s a “constipational swallower”. Close enough.

Barky is just living out his initial political aspiration – to be another Sukarno … a totally retarded version, but another Sukarno, nonetheless.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Why didn’t the stuttering fail just immediately announce a press conference, and do the “gutsy call” pose for a gullible public?

Don’t tell me SCoaMF was out of town, fundraising… Do we know where SCoaMF was, that day?

MNHawk on May 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

You won’t hear about this on cnn or msdnc

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Yet…Holder testified yesterday that he didn’t think the CIA Director (Patreus) being compromised and under investigation was a serious enough security breach to inform the President about…

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM

It was so frickin’ HUGE that I completely and totally never had anything to do with the investigation into how the AP got the secret information about it. Because I totally recused myself, to myself. It was that secret. And I never asked another soul about who might be checking into this or where they were looking. So you have to ask, I dunno, whoever was in charge of this super secret, totally huge deal.

Lily on May 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

So Holder put himself on double secret probation.

TerryW on May 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM

So essentially this grave leak and the unwarranted seizure of phone records (personal and business) of a hundred AP journalists was pretty much reprisal and a warning shot across the bow of any other news organization the decided to get uppity and report the news instead of coordinate the administration’s press releases.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Fish in a barrel time.

Does this make any sense?

portlandon on May 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

No, I never understood how his deputy couldn’t also be considered a suspect and thus have to recuse himself. That whole thing yesterday was bizarre. My repect for Holder as an accomplished liar certainly went down yesterday.

a capella on May 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

The Clown of the World

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Wearing thin – Obama passed the buck for Behgazi security to Congress, dodged a question about whether his political appointees knew about the IRS’s actions and fully supports Holder in everything.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

We now have a pseudo government.The country is being brought down by fakes.

docflash on May 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM

A grave threat to National Security which was… beating the Administration to publication.

I guess now all ‘scoops’ must have WH vetting, huh?

ajacksonian on May 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Well unless the scoop comes from the WH itself. Then classified material that gets leaked to the NYT or a film crew on schedule to release a movie about “getting” OBL two weeks before the election is just fine. Patriotic even. Just don’t use that word around the IRS.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Corrupt from the core.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Man cannot live life with lips glued to another man’s arsehole and expect that he won’t shat in your mouth.

- Confucius, 498 bc.

SAMinVA on May 16, 2013 at 2:18 PM

2:01 pm on May 16, 2013

Specific time of death of Public’s trust in Obama’s administration.

socalcon on May 16, 2013 at 2:18 PM

This isnt a government, its a grotesquely bloated PR-operation.

Valkyriepundit on May 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Just as in the beginning of this criminal administration when the White House was directing the news coverage with the daily meetings between Snopholopagus, Axelrod, and Carville to coordinate the days “news” … or that ditz on Morning Joke getting talking points texted to her, while on the air, by Axelrod.

But, this is the MSM that loves to be locked in broom closets by the Indonesian administration. If Barky didn’t love them he wouldn’t bother to lock them in closets …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

It’s also another example of moving the goalposts; every time an entity moves in to work with the administration, they shift the terms and kill the deal.

BKeyser on May 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

The election was stolen by charlatanry, as I always typed.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

So Holder put himself on double secret probation.

TerryW on May 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM

After he triple-dog-dared himself not to tell a single soul. So, you see, he really can’t answer any questions about this. Otherwise he would have to give himself a swirly. And Issa is a big meany head for even asking him about it.

Lily on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

The Clown of the World

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

We’ll never hear a personal apology from Barry for anything that’s been pinned on him for responsibility.

Blame all others, apologize on behalf of our nation, but never apologize for himself.

Besides, he’s personally never done anything for which he’d need to apologize.

In his mind.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Obama passed the buck for Behgazi security to Congress, dodged a question about whether his political appointees knew about the IRS’s actions and fully supports Holder in everything.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Did he repeat the nonsense from last night about wanting to work with Congress but those Republicans better not make it political. Which of course is to say that Congress better not ask his filthy appointees any embarrasing questions like where the hell was the President the night of 9/11/12?

Frankly, Nixon had a missing 18 minutes of tape. Obama is missing three critical days.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Even leftists use their minds, once in a while.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM

This isnt a government, its a grotesquely bloated PR-operation.

That’s all its every been. All Barry – All the time.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM

You know what is truly sad? The lap dogs ignored the death of 4 Americans for months without hesitation, it took Bambi’s Crew™ stepping on the media toes for them to react at all. That is a very sad state of affairs.

JusDreamin on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Am I understanding that correctly? The CIA went on bargaining with the AP after the security worries had evaporated, purely in the interest of preventing the administration from being scooped on its glorious “plot foiled” announcement the next day? (John Brennan ended up on “Good Morning, America” the next morning to crow about the intel victory.) And when the AP didn’t comply — even though it had been, apparently, entirely cooperative up to that point — the DOJ went hunting for its phone records without so much as a polite request first? Also, who was the “administration official” in the White House that couldn’t wait more than five whole minutes after the news broke for Team Obama to take credit, six months out from an election?

CIA politicized. That’s a nice little marriage you have there Mr. Petraeus.

Basilsbest on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

This isnt a government, its a grotesquely bloated PR-operation.

Valkyriepundit on May 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

That’s no way to talk about the First Lady! /

Seriously, Mooch is this administration in miniature. Or at least as miniature as something like a shaved Yeti can be.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

OT but:

Eric Bolling of The Five said he was audited by the IRS after criticizing the POS.

wyntre9 on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

He did…plus “new laws to prevent and protect” b/s all over.

He nearly said “Last night I f…” wanted to say “fired” then realized that Miller was leaving in June anyway and just bumbled for a few minutes.

Goebbels married Orwell.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976,

Hahhhaaahhhaaaaa….says the defender of terrorists, jihadies and black racist thugs !

burrata on May 16, 2013 at 2:24 PM

because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

Wonder if he regrets this part of his commencement speech.

tru2tx on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

I don’t think self-rule means the same to him as it does to you and I.

chemman on May 16, 2013 at 2:24 PM

“Also, who was the “administration official” in the White House that couldn’t wait more than five whole minutes after the news broke for Team Obama to take credit, six months out from an election?”

I’ll give you one guess…

… and his middle name is hubris.

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2013 at 2:24 PM

the DOJ went hunting for its phone records without so much as a polite request first?

If you want a copy of the transfer order, you have to ask me nicely first, Danny…..
@COLJessup

ted c on May 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Trolls are in re-ed.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

WOW! Just read the blog about DOJ punishing AP coz of a five minute disagreement.

Just WOW.

wyntre9 on May 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

What the big media thought was a partnership between them and the current administration is actually a very one-sided affair, where Team Obama decided because the press was so compliant they could push more and more demands on them without any disobedience. The AP having the temerity to scoop the White House by a few hours was therefore seen as a major violation of the rules by the White House, and severe actions — wiretapping and computer hacking — were then justified.

The problem long-term is while the top brass at the AP may have had their eyes open, there are a lot of Media Matters types still out there who are siding with Obama on this one. They’re the ones who’ll come running back to the president the first time they see a chance of him or the Democratic Party in general being in serious trouble (which is what Maureen Dowd did in 1998, hammering Clinton from the end of January until the beginning of September when the Starr Report came out, then attacking Republicans after that once she thought her guy could be impeached).

jon1979 on May 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

Wonder if he regrets this part of his commencement speech.

tru2tx on May 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

I’m going to brag…. After taking 5 years to finish her degree, while working 2-3 part-time jobs to pay for most of it herself, my oldest daughter refused to walk at her OSU graduation when she heard Obama would be speaking at it. She refused to listen to that snake berate her conservative values and subject her relatives to the same!

I’ve never been prouder!

dominigan on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Cripe

Its always about the O

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Cui bono? Worth repeating. Every single scandal that has erupted since mid-2012 has O as the root cause. That is to say, the scandals likely wouldn’t have happened except for the O.

Benghazi: Yes, the lack of security for the Benghazi “consulate” and abject failure even to attempt a rescue of the U.S. Ambassador and others stationed there remains a major scandal in its own right. But the cover-up… the redacted talking points to conceal Al Qaeda’s involvement… concoction of and deliberate misdirection created by the phony “incendiary video”… Rice on the news shows… Obama and Hillary at the memorial ceremony… All of this was damage control to ensure Obama’s re-election.

IRS: Systematic delays, suppression and harassment of conservative, pro-life, Tea Party, and Jewish 501c3 applications, from late 2010 to Obama’s selection. All of this was intended to suppress potential anti-Obama campaign organizing fund-raising to ensure Obama’s re-election.

AP: Might be argued that since this occurred after Obama’s re-election, this one’s different. Not really. Even when elected and re-elected, Obama never stops campaigning. It is how he “governs.” He selects the toadies who know to do what he wants done without his saying so– insuring his permanent plausible deniability about anything that happens in his administration– while he keeps campaigning. This, too, ensures Obama’s “re-election.”

de rigueur on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

He nearly said “Last night I f…” wanted to say “fired” then realized that Miller was leaving in June anyway and just bumbled for a few minutes.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Yeah, that was really blew up in his face last night. Twenty minutes after the statement it was beginning to be reported that Miller was leaving in June instead of June. Did he think we don’t notice stuff like this? If he wants to clean house at the IRS (he doesn’t) Lois Lerner would be asking the mailroom for empty copy paper boxes today. And those identified rogue employees would be suspended at least. But the workers are unionized and Lerner knows too much so essentially the rat-eared commie “fired” the only person he could. A temporary commissioner who leaves the job in four weeks instead of six.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

People need to make sure they word this right…

The big question is, would the AP have been investigated if they had given into the administration and had not published until 1 hour before the press conference.

ninjapirate on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

So now we have the
Islamic Retribution Service
Department of Jihad
Fumbling Bumbling Idiots
Courtiers of Islamist Administration
and
a SCOTUS which finds jaziah ( Obamacare) to be Constitutional.
The ground zero mosk is almost ready and there is a proud jihady in the WH
What else do we need for the fundamental transformation of America ?

burrata on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

these liberals love to toot their own horn

burserker on May 16, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Speaking abut terrorism, did Hussein ask his phone-and-flotilla buddy the Turkish Cardigan what his ambassador was doing with our Stevens in Benghazi ? You know before muzies got all worked up over that youtube video ?????

burrata on May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

People need to make sure they word this right…

The big question is, would the AP have been investigated if they had given into the administration and had not published until 1 hour before the press conference.

And another thing, all three scandals are re-election scandals.

ninjapirate on May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

CHIMPEACH HIM

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

The United States of Obama

rjoco1 on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

dominigan on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Your daughter is a jewel. You deserve lots of kudos for raising a daughter that is willing to stand for her principles. Well done.

Is the OSU you refer to Ohio State, Oklahoma State or Oregon State University?

chemman on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

IRS – Islamic Retribution Service
DOJ – Department of Jihad
FBI -Fumbling Bumbling Idiots
CIA – Courtiers of Islamist Administration

burrata on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

hattip.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Bush’s and Rush’s fault…

Bad pun coming….

Ush’s in a new era…

right2bright on May 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I’m going to brag…. After taking 5 years to finish her degree, while working 2-3 part-time jobs to pay for most of it herself, my oldest daughter refused to walk at her OSU graduation when she heard Obama would be speaking at it. She refused to listen to that snake berate her conservative values and subject her relatives to the same!

I’ve never been prouder!

dominigan on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

You should be proud. But what a shame that the day for she and her classmates celebrate all that hard work couldn’t have been left to them instead of inviting a clearly partisan blowhard whose comments about the tyranny of government have been played an awful lot in the wake of these scandals.

University of Maryland got a whammy thanks to Mooch. She spoke at Bowie State’s graduation which was held in U of M’s field house. Because of the security and stuff around the event. U of M students were told to move out of their dorms in the middle of their finals. Then these poor students got hit again because Metro decided this weekend (their graduation ceremony is Sunday) to close the College Park station for maintenance. Which, of course, means everybody has to get to a huge event by something other than the train.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Yup…

Even the LIPs (Low Information Providers) are starting to ‘out’ Obama.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 1:58 PM

LIPs! If that don’t say it all! Trademark it Liam, let HotGas use it for a small but reasonable licensing fee!

questionmark on May 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I’m going to brag…. After taking 5 years to finish her degree, while working 2-3 part-time jobs to pay for most of it herself, my oldest daughter refused to walk at her OSU graduation when she heard Obama would be speaking at it. She refused to listen to that snake berate her conservative values and subject her relatives to the same!

I’ve never been prouder!

dominigan on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Congrats…..she was raised well!

tru2tx on May 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Bush’s and Rush’s fault…

Bad pun coming….

Ush’s in a new era…

right2bright on May 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Wouldn’t that be BRush for short?

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

But the workers are unionized and Lerner knows too much so essentially the rat-eared commie “fired” the only person he could. A temporary commissioner who leaves the job in four weeks instead of six.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Yep, government unionized workers are a problem. It isn’t impossible to terminate them but the supervisor needs to work very hard at getting the necessary facts to do so.

chemman on May 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

The United States of Obama

rjoco1 on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I’m not sure I agree with the united part. In fact I’m sure I do not.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Obama: Bin Laden is dead!!! Ain’t I great?

So is Ambassador Chris Stevens. Why, Mr. President? (crickets)

Obama: No, AP, you can’t say a terrorist plot in Yemen was foiled.
You didn’t build that! Me, me, me!!! I did it!!!

So why wasn’t Homeland Security tracking Tamerlan Tsarnaev? (crickets)

Obama: If you don’t stop I’ll take my ball and go home!

Please do, Mr. President! DLTDHYOTWO…

Steve Z on May 16, 2013 at 2:41 PM

So, the whole investigation was pure vindictiveness for robbing the administration of a photo op. No one is safe.

tommyboy on May 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Yep, government unionized workers are a problem. It isn’t impossible to terminate them but the supervisor needs to work very hard at getting the necessary facts to do so.

chemman on May 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

What makes you think the supervisors weren’t in on the plot? Somebody higher up than a front line worker had to have authorized that whole “approval if you promise, under threat of perjury, to never mess with Planned Parenthood.”

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM

It sounds like the Obama regime was looking for dirt on the AP to use as leverage to force future compliance with WH wishes.

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Just saw former Solicitor General Ted Olson speak about the government and the IRS targeting of the Koch Brothers beginning in 2012. Olson referred to portions of a Jim Messina letter to Koch Brothers lambasting them for views “not held by the majority of the country.”

Olson stressed the tyrannical nature of the POS administration and implied all scandals occurring now are the result of a “fish rots from the head” mentality.

When Henry 11 asked if no one would rid him of that meddlesome priest Becket was consequently killed.

In like fashion, it’s clear the IRS had permission from the POS to go after tea party members in the same way the press has felt free to go after gun owners or anyone else deemed by the POS to be an enemy.

Everyone must redouble their efforts to get rid of this dangerous regime.

soP j

wyntre9 on May 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

And another thing, all three scandals are re-election scandals.

ninjapirate on May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Yup.

wyntre9 on May 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

dominigan on May 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM

You must be proud of her.

wyntre9 on May 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM

The United States of Obama

rjoco1 on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I’m not sure I agree with the united part. In fact I’m sure I do not.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM

The very reason Barry needs to get that Civilian National Security Force activated. Those federal agencies with tons of ammo and other resources just sitting there ready to be used and all.

/s

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM

IRS – Islamic Retribution Service
DOJ – Department of Jihad
FBI -Fumbling Bumbling Idiots
CIA – Courtiers of Islamist Administration

burrata on May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

hattip.

NASA – National Advancement of Sharia Administration.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Wait, I’m confused. With the AP scandal, O’ had to make the announcement before the AP ran it, but with the IRS scandal, O’ would never have known it about if the media hadn’t broken the the story.

*scratches head*

antipc on May 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Suddenly and unexpectedly no longer able to count on an entirely sycophantic media, O’s been caught flat-footed. His admin seems to be making up its response to all this in realtime, and it’s not working out too well so far.

Whoever ordered the AP tapping really screwed the pooch bigtime for the admin — it’s boomeranged on them, and right when they need a 100% servile press the most, they can’t have it.

Pass the popcorn.

rightmind on May 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Crickets from lsm
Shameful

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM

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